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How To Gain Autonomy in Your Relationship

Combating emotional dependence isn’t easy, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible. Breaking the chains that bind you to another person, setting boundaries, and doing solo activities are strategies that will help you gain autonomy in your relationship. Now, it’s important…

Three Psychological Difficulties that Affect Couples

When you have underlying issues to address, you’ll most likely have issues with other people as well. In particular, it’s clear that there are some psychological difficulties that affect couples, subjective issues that prevent a relationship’s good development. The problem…

Affection in Relationships

Being happy with another person is not as simple as consulting an instruction manual, especially as the years pass by. You mustn’t forget that a relationship is like a garden. In particular, you need to take care of and nourish it…

How a Separation or Divorce Affects a Child

A separation or divorce can impact all family members depending on the circumstances. In many cases, it mainly affects the children. Manipulation and lack of respect are the main temptations that no couple should ever resort to. In fact, it’s…

The Stages of Attachment and Bonding

Attachment is a survival mechanism. Some authors even refer to this affectional bond as our “psychological immune system.” Although many theories define and explain attachment, the most important and referential one is John Bowlby’s. According to this psychiatrist and psychoanalyst,…

Feeling Indifferent Toward Your Partner

You make dinner. You sit down to eat with your significant other. You eat together while watching television. You talk about recent eventualities. Then, you drink some water. You look at each other and smile. After that, they tell you…

Commitment in Relationships

Emotional relationships, including family bonds, friendships, and romantic relationships, are very important. They’re all based on love, but what does love really involve? How important is commitment in relationships? Passion, trust, and commitment are three very important aspects of any…

Platonic Love: Are We Using the Wrong Expression?

Have you ever heard of the expression ‘platonic love’? Usually, people use this expression to refer to a person they feel a romantic connection to that is out of their reach. It’s unrequited love which often makes the person fantasize…

A Breakup Doesn’t Mean You Failed

Breakups tend to be painful for everyone involved. However, when you’re on the receiving end, it can be even more difficult for you because you didn’t get a chance to decide. Consequently, you might interpret the breakup as a failure…

Seven Characteristics of People Who Crave Love

People who crave love often do so because they grew up without affection or emotional intimacy. We’re talking about people who need to be held in someone’s arms and hear loving words or have simply never felt affection from those around them.…

The Five Most Common Relationship Conflicts Couples Have

The most common relationship conflicts couples have nowadays are very different from those our grandparents had. Relationships have changed drastically in these last three or four decades. In fact, new sources of conflict have emerged since gender roles and family structures…